Florida’s lowest-paid workers will get a raise Jan. 1, but a higher minimum wage sought by state and national Democrats doesn’t appear on the immediate legislative horizon.
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Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Introduces Curious World, a New Digital Learning Destination for Preschoolers and Their Families
BOSTON–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Global education leader Houghton Mifflin Harcourt (HMH) today announced the launch of Curious World, the newest addition to its dedicated suite of programs for early learners, teachers and families, which includes core curriculum, comprehensive assessment tools, and online learning for school and the home. Created by HMH’s early learning experts, Curious World is designed […]
WATCH: PNC’s Grow Up Great event aims to set Guinness World Record with world’s largest vocabulary lesson
Preschoolers from around Fort Wayne aimed to set a Guinness World Record title Thursday morning to focus attention on the importance of vocabulary. The record-breaking goal was to host the world’s largest vocabulary lesson featuring a reading of “Mr. Tiger Goes Wild,” a book by Caldecott Honoree Peter Brown. The Fort Wayne children were 4,000 […]
GINESVILLE, Fla. — The Jim Moran Foundation has awarded a $1 million grant to the University of Florida College of Education to provide access to the latest teaching tools for the state’s 55,000 early learning educators. The funding will boost the college’s transformational Early Learning Florida program, a first-of-its-kind online professional development system. “We’re thrilled […]
By Michael Essany Neuroscientists and researchers are studying the brain like never before. The list of reasons would take up this entire blog, but suffice it to say, there are untapped worlds of information to learn about how the brain actually works — and how we can make adaptations or design treatments for those people […]
The afternoon session in Dania Beach will feature a presentation of the new “Florida: Made to Trade” plan developed by the Florida Chamber Foundation with the state’s Department of Transportation.
Thanks to long-term planning efforts, the state of Florida and its private companies have strategically invested in preparing Florida to be one of the most efficient trade and logistics hubs in the world. Florida is now poised to capitalize on its central location as a global transportation hub with easy access to the rest of the U.S., to Central and South America, the Caribbean, Europe, and Africa.
Grim economic news this month from Atlantic City is a harsh reminder of what Florida could one day face if we succumb to pressure to expand gambling and rely on the casino industry for jobs and economic growth. Three major Atlantic City casinos closed their doors permanently this month. A fourth closed earlier this year, […]
According to VISIT FLORIDA, the Sunshine State welcomed 93.7 million people from all 50 states and more than 180 different countries in 2013- a record number for Florida. In fact in 2013, Orlando alone welcomed 59 million visitors.
ICYMI: Commissioner Putnam Announces “Florida’s Roadmap to Living Healthy” at Mosaic’s Second Annual Florida Hunger-Relief Forum
At Mosaic’s second annual Florida Hunger-Relief Forum, Florida’s Commissioner of Agriculture Adam Putnam unveiled a new advanced web-based tool, a statewide map that identifies high-risk communities in Florida with a lack of access to nutritional foods.